3 Days


On Day 1 of the 3-day Amazon tours in Peru, you will be picked up from Puerto Maldonado airport and taken to Hacienda Tambopata Lodge. The lodge is located by the Tambopata River and offers a peaceful setting. After settling in, you can relax and enjoy the natural sounds of birds and leaves. In the afternoon, there will be a guided hike through the forest trails. You will learn about medicinal plants and have the chance to see wildlife at a mammal salt lick. In the evening, there will be a night walk to see nocturnal creatures like monkeys, insects, lizards, spiders, frogs, and snakes. Afterward, you can have dinner under the stars and rest in your room by the Tambopata Reserve. This is just the beginning of your adventure!

Afterwards, continue exploring by boat and get close to capybaras and white caimans along the river shores. Then, return to the lodge for lunch. In the second part of today’s expedition, head towards Lake Sandoval by navigating the Madre de Dios River and hiking through lush jungle. Expert locals will guide you and point out different animals like capuchin monkeys, tamarin squirrels, and red howler monkeys. Finally, paddle canoes through palm swamps until the lake appears under the sunset colors. You may see turtles, black caimans, and giant river otters. This marks the end of the day’s adventure, and you’ll have dinner and stay overnight at a peaceful and beautiful lodge owned by a local family within the reserve.

On Day 3 of the 3-day Amazon tours in Peru, you will have the opportunity to visit Lake Sandoval in Tambopata National Reserve. Start your day early to witness the sunrise and observe the birds preparing for the day. Explore the calm waters of the lake by paddle and enjoy the tranquility. Return to the lodge for breakfast before other groups arrive and disturb the wildlife. Afterward, you will take a boat upstream to Puerto Maldonado, concluding your three-day adventure. This expedition is highly recommended for those exploring the Peruvian Amazon and offers stunning landscapes, nature walks, and encounters with jungle wildlife.

  • Includes Transfer and boat trips
  • Hacienda Tambopata Lodge, Casa Sandoval in Tambopata Reserve
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Dry season from April-December
  • Eco-Tour, Nature Hiking, Birdwatching, River Cruise
  • All meals during the 3 Days Amazon Tours Peru
  • English, Spanish
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-10

Day 1: Arrive at Hacienda Tambopata Lodge, enjoy a guided hike and night walk to see wildlife.

Day 2: Take a boat trip along the Tambopata River, witness a clay lick with macaws, see capybaras and caimans, visit Lake Sandoval for monkey sightings.

Day 3: Visit Lake Sandoval in Tambopata National Reserve, paddle through the calm waters, return to Puerto Maldonado by boat. Overall, an adventurous and nature-filled tour in the Peruvian Amazon.


  • Afternoon hike through the forest, visiting a mammal salt lick
  • Night walk to observe nocturnal wildlife
  • Early morning journey on the Tambopata River to spot diverse wildlife
  • Sunrise viewing of macaws and parrots at the clay lick
  • Boat exploration for close encounters with capybaras and white caimans
  • Sunset at Lake Sandoval with possible sightings of turtles and giant river otters
  • Early morning wildlife viewing at Lake Sandoval during sunrise
  • Observing wildlife such as monkeys, tamarin squirrels, and caimans at the lake


Arrival and Exploration

Your journey begins with a pickup from Puerto Maldonado airport, followed by a transfer to a lodge nestled on the banks of the scenic Tambopata River. After settling into your accommodation, take some time to relax and soak in the tranquility of your surroundings.

In the afternoon, your adventure kicks off with a guided hike through dense forest trails. Marvel at giant trees stretching towards the sky and learn about medicinal plants used by local communities for centuries. The highlight of this trek is reaching a mammal salt lick, a natural mineral deposit that attracts peccaries, deer, tapirs, and other mammals.

As dusk falls, embark on an intriguing night walk armed with flashlights. The darkness comes alive with night monkeys, insects, lizards, spiders (including tarantulas), frogs, snakes, and other nocturnal creatures. Return to the lodge for a delicious dinner under a starry sky before retreating to your cozy room adjacent to the Tambopata Reserve.


A Journey Through Biodiversity

Wake up before dawn and set out on an odyssey along the Tambopata River. As you enter deeper into the reserve, notice how the diversity increases—this area is sanctified as home by numerous species attracted to its pristine conditions.

Arrive at sunrise at Tambopata's largest known clay lick—a spectacular sight as scarlet macaws alongside blue and yellow macaws; red and green macaws; various parrot species; parakeets gather to ingest clay on riverbanks—creating a mesmerizing tableau of colors against the morning light. Enjoy breakfast picnic-style while witnessing this natural spectacle.

Afterward, continue exploring by boat for close encounters with capybaras, white caimans along river shores before returning to lodge for lunch. In part two of today’s expedition head towards Lake Sandoval navigating first Madre de Dios River then hiking through lush jungle guided by expert locals pointing out capuchin monkeys tamarin squirrels red howler monkeys among others till reaching palm swamps paddling canoes through aguajes palms until lake unveils itself under sunset hues offering sightings turtles black caimans giant river otters signifying end day’s adventure dining staying overnight peaceful beautiful lodge owned local family within reserve itself.


A wildlife viewing excursion at Lake Sandoval during sunrise

Begin your day with an early rise to experience Lake Sandoval at dawn at sunrise. Watch the birds warming up for the day ahead, navigate the still waters of the lake by paddle, and appreciate its peaceful splendor. Return to the lodge for breakfast before other groups arrive and disturb the wildlife. Your journey continues as you take a boat upstream from Puerto Maldonado, preparing for your departure and marking the end of a remarkable three-day adventure. From landscapes to walks and interactions with jungle wildlife, capture the splendour of nature through your lens. This expedition is a must for travellers exploring the Peruvian Amazon.

The Package Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and free a coffee or tea)
  • Accommodations during the trip in Lodges with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and guided excursions during the trip
  • All the required permits and paperwork for the Tambopata National Reserve
  • Licensed bilingual local tour guide

The Package Excludes

  • Airfare of tickets
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Gratuities


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What to Bring on Your 3-Day Amazon Tours in Peru?

Packing for the stay:

  • You can bring a suitcase and repack the essentials into a backpack for your two-night stay at the lodge. The rest can be left in our office until your return to Puerto Maldonado.

Appropriate clothing for hikes:

  • Wear suitable clothing, such as long pants and sleeves, for the hikes. Preferably, it should be lightweight and quick-drying.

Comfort at the lodge:

  • At the lodge, you can use sandals and more comfortable clothing.

Mosquito protection:

  • In case of mosquitoes, bring DEET repellent.

Preparation for the rain:

  • Carry a poncho or waterproof jacket in case of rain for boat trips. Remember, it can be a bit chilly and humid in the mornings.

Sunny days:

  • For sunny days, don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, or a cap.
  • Also, bring swimwear and a bottle to fill up water from the containers at the lodge.

This is just the beginning of your adventure! 🌿🌞🌲

Are Lodges Powered by Electricity?

Hacienda Tambopata Lodge is powered by solar energy for most of the day, which is stored in lithium batteries, making it very convenient. Meanwhile, at Casa Sandoval Lodge within the Tambopata National Reserve, the energy supply is more limited and is only provided during meal times. Mostly, power is supplied during the evening from 6 to 9 pm to recharge electronic devices.

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  • Includes Transfer and boat trips
  • Hacienda Tambopata Lodge, Casa Sandoval in Tambopata Reserve
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Dry season from April-December
  • Eco-Tour, Nature Hiking, Birdwatching, River Cruise
  • All meals during the 3 Days Amazon Tours Peru
  • English, Spanish
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-10